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Open Enrollment Period

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The health insurance marketplace open enrollment is November 1st through December 15th.  The majority of enrollees receive financial assistance to help lower the cost of their insurance. Last year many even had a $0 premium option available. Explore your options by visiting HealthCare.gov or by calling the federally funded Navigator agency covering the tri-county area, The Epilepsy Foundation at […]

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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This October show your support by wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread knowledge, awareness and preventions of this disease. Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women in the United States. Over the last ten years, the death rate for Breast Cancer in Broward County and throughout the […]

E-Cigarettes Reaching Epidemic Levels

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U.S. Health Officials recently announced teenage use of flavored e-cigarettes has reached “epidemic” levels. Last Wednesday, the five largest e-cigarette manufacture companies were notified they have 60 days to create plans to end this epidemic for teenagers while simultaneously helping adult smokers wean off of cigarettes. The FDA has sent over 1,000 warning letters to […]

State of Emergency

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Over the past week, there has been a state of emergency for seven counties across Florida where waterways are filled with decomposed fish floating in the water. These decomposed fish release brevetoxins that get blown into the air. When these toxins are breathed in, this causes people to cough and experience difficulty breathing due to […]

Adopt a classroom

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The new school year has begun and teachers are excited to educate while students are eager to learn. In order to have an efficient school year, educational supplies must be purchased for classrooms.  With the limited budget teachers have, some use their own money to buy the required and necessary supplies for their classrooms. On […]

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

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Starbucks has recently announced that they are eliminating all straws from their stores by 2020. Instead of using straws, customers will be given a plastic lids, similar to the lid that is served on hot beverages. Straws have been known to cause prominent environmental issues, and Starbucks is the first large company to begin to […]

Stay protected from the sun & mosquitoes

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We are now in the midst of the hottest month of the year in South Florida. Some tips to stay safe during this weather include, wearing sunscreen and bug repellent, choosing lightweight and light-colored clothing, staying hydrated, using designated crosswalks and being in the air condition. Additionally, when engaging in outdoor activities make sure to […]

Deliver of Prescriptions

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PillPack, an online pharmacy was recently purchased by Amazon. With Amazon’s mission to be the earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online, it only makes sense to add a home deliver service of prescription medications to their customers. This […]

Bromeliad Plants

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Bromeliad plants are known to be a harbor for the mosquitos that carry Zika and other various diseases. A study was recently conducted in 51 locations throughout Miami Dade County. The results of the study reported that Zika mosquitos were the most dominant species identified. In order to prevent the spread of this disease, some […]

Dry Drowning

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A lifesaving social media message was recently released and shared over 96,000 times on “dry drowning” A mom wrote about her four-year-old daughter who had a dry drowning accident that led her to the hospital days after the incident occurred. This was caused by a pool noodle where her daughter inhaled water and immediately began […]